Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome
"The potential for the saxophone is unlimited." - Steve Lacy

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Steve Lacy Festival was named one of the "Concerts of the Year" by the New York City Jazz Record.

I was honored to read that our Steve Lacy Festival concert at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem was named one the "Concerts of Year" by the New York City Jazz Record. It was a very special evening featuring Dave Liebman, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Mark Helias and Andrew Cryille, and many fellow straight hornists who came by share their music: Kayla Milmine, Heath Watts, Nicole Johänntgen and Christof Noche. 

And a special thanks to the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Congrats to everyone on a job well-done!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

January performances at the NYC Winter Jazzfest 2017

I'm happy to be appearing at the NYC Winter JazzzFest 2017 with three amazing ensembles:

(1) On Friday, January 6th, 2017 at 12:40 AM, as a part of the January 6  Marathon, I'll be performing with guitarist Marvin Sewell at the New School 5th Floor Theater 55 West 13th Street NYC

Here's the line-up
  • Marvin Sewell - guitars
  • Jerome Harris - acoustic bass guitar
  • James Hurt - piano
  • Satoshi Takeishi - drums
  • Sam Newsome - soprano sax

(2) On Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 10:30 PM, as a part of the January 7 Marathon, I'll be performing with the AfroHorn Superband at the Zinc Bar

Here's the line-up

  • Sam Newsome - soprano sax
  • JD Allen - tenor sax,
  • Bruce Williams - alto sax
  • Alex Harding - baritone sax
  • Bob Stewart - tuba
  • Ahmed Abdulla - trumpet
  • Antoine Drye - trumpet
  • Abiodun Oyewole - poetry
  • Aruan Ortiz - piano
  • Rashaan Carter - bass
  • Brad Jones - bass
  • Roman Diaz - percussion
  • Francisco Mora-Catlett - drum

(3) Lastly, on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 10:00 PM I'll be performing duo, with drummer Andrew Cryille as a part of the Thelonious Monk 100th Birthday Improv Show, located at Littlefield at 622 Degraw Street in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

This event will feature 12 improvisers playing pieces from Monk's classic album "Solo Monk" in different configurations from solos to larger ensembles.  Performers include Kris Davis, David Virelles, Shabaka Hutchings, Sam Newsome, Marc Ribot, Charlie Burnham, Erik Friedlander, Linda Oh, Trevor Dunn, Hamid Drake, Andrew Cyrille, and Deva Mahal. 

The event starts at 8:00 PM.

So as you can see,  I'll be starting the New Year with a bang, so please come up and join the festivities. 

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